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Sport fishing in Punta Mita, an exciting experience available all year long!


Banderas Bay and the surrounding waters of the Pacific provide an amazing playground for water activities, being sport fishing one of the best! Amberjack fish, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Mahi Mahi fish, Sailfish, Bass, Yellowfin Tuna, Snapper and Wahoo fish are just some of the most amazing fish that make Punta Mita at the Riviera Nayarit so attractive for both novice and seasoned fishermen. Actually, two Mexico fishing records have been established here in Riviera Nayarit, one for the 184-pound razor tooth Wahoo, and one for a huge Marlin weighing in at 709 pounds (322.2 kilos).

Many of these fish, like Red Snapper and the Crevalle Jack, can be caught year round but depending on the season, the catch varies, allowing you to enjoy of a great fishing experience all year long.

Below our recommendations for fishing spots:

  • Punta Mita Tuna Fishing – Yellowfin Tuna is the most common catch for this area but there’s also Amberjack, Roosterfish and small Pargo to be caught here. The peninsula is home to a quaint marina and a typical Punta Mita Mexico fishing vacation can end in a local restaurant cooking up your catch in a delicious dish on the white sandy beaches.
  • Marlin Fishing In Nuevo Vallarta – Only 20 minutes away by car from Punta Mita, Nuevo Vallarta provides some of the best marlin fishing vacations in Mexico, if not the world.
  • Bucerias Deep Sea Fishing – Bucerias is a charming yet simple Mexican town featuring old-fashioned cobblestone streets. While fishing in Bucerias Mexico, a short trip out to Roca Cobetena is a must. This small island is only 16 miles away and is home to barnacle-covered rocks that invite all types of Mexico’s fish and sea life.
  • Sayulita Charter Fishing – In Sayulita, Panga fishing is very popular. These small open-bow fishing boats propelled by outboard motors give sport fishermen the chance to fish for many of Mexico’s fish species while viewing remote villages, jungles and beaches of the Vallarta coast.

Another great way to experience the excitement of catching a big fish is going mano a mano with it! Yes, Spearfishing is a thrilling experience that allows you to discover the beauty of the underwater world of the area while free diving and waiting for the fish you dream of catching.

Both fishing and spearfishing are wonderful activities to try while in the area, and the best is that after the catch you can enjoy of an amazing dinner with your family and friends while sharing the exciting stories about how you got to bring that delicious dinner to the table!

As you can see, the waters off Punta Mita are a haven for sport fishing enthusiasts, so what are you waiting for? Contact one of our favorites suppliers and go for some big game fish!
LivePuntaMita favorite suppliers:

  • Punta Mita Charters
Sociedad Cooperativa Corral del Risco is a company with 19 years of experience. The association has plenty of boats, all in perfect conditions to provide the best service and enjoyment of the Banderas Bay.
Tel. 329.291.6298
  • Punta Mita Adventures

This premier tour and activity operator offers a wide selection of adventure-based tours and excursions with things to do for people of all ages, fishing included! Let them take you out for just a couple of hours to get a taste of fishing in Mexico or for much of the day if you are looking for a complete fishing experience.

Tel. 322.226.8413
  • Spearmex

An exclusive adventure company specialized in Luxury Spearfishing and Fishing adventures in Punta Mita. Their professional guides will take you on their five star boats to the adventure that suit your level, from educational family trips to exciting underwater experiences, always providing a personalized service.

Tel. 329.291.6716

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